Hodonín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦodoɲiːn]; German: Göding) is a town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 24,000 inhabitants. It lies on the Morava River, on the border with Slovakia.
|• Mayor||Libor Střecha|
|• Total||63.31 km2 (24.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||167 m (548 ft)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Hodonín is made up of only one administrative part.
Hodonín was first mentioned in 1046. In 1228 it became a town. During the Thirty Years' War the town was severely damaged and the population decreased. In 18th century a local castle was rebuilt to a tobacco factory, whose production helped repopulate the town.
In the vicinity of the town there is an oil field and a stratum of lignite, which was formerly transported to the town of Otrokovice, a few kilometers from the city of Zlín, by the Baťa Canal, which was built by the Czech entrepreneur Tomáš Baťa and now operates as a tourist attraction.
|Source: Historical lexicon of municipalities of the Czech Republic|
- Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937), Czechoslovak politician, the first president of Czechoslovakia
- Henry Kučera (1925–2010), linguist and pioneer of computer linguistics
- Zdeněk Škromach (born 1956), politician
- Dana Čechová (born 1983), table tennis player
- Vítězslav Veselý (born 1983), javelin thrower
- Michal Kempný (born 1990), ice hockey player
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
- "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 30 April 2021.
- "Stručně z historie Hodonína". hodonin.eu (in Czech). Město Hodonín. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
- "Historický lexikon obcí České republiky 1869–2011 – Okres Hodonín" (in Czech). Czech Statistical Office. 21 December 2015. pp. 1–2.
- "Partnerská města" (in Czech). Město Hodonín. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
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- Official website (in Czech)